Proton Therapy

Coping with Emotions During Cancer Treatment

As you go through treatment, you may find yourself going through a range of feelings you’re not used to dealing with. Also, you may find that existing feelings seem more intense. These feelings will change daily, hourly, or even in a matter of minutes. Here are some of the common feelings that cancer patients may…

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MD Anderson Machinists Making Cancer History

On-site machine shop In the lower level of the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, you can find the on-site machine shop team busy producing personalized compensators and apertures. The devices are an essential component in providing precise and effective treatment to each proton therapy patient. Meet the team The machine shop team is compromised of…

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Education Program Coordinator, Lee Chamblee Retires

After 23 years, our Education Program Coordinator, Lee Chamblee, is retiring from the MD Anderson family. Lee joined MD Anderson in January 1996 in the office of Performance Improvement where he taught nurses and staff personnel how to use system applications. At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, he has been instrumental in advancing the…

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Managing Common Eating Difficulties During and After Treatment

During cancer treatment, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to nourish your body with the necessary calories and nutrients needed for energy, repair, recovery, and healing. However, side effects can make it challenging to eat during and after treatment causing eating difficulties. Learn about food suggestions you can try when experiencing common eating…

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Hydrogel Now Being Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer patients at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center now have the option to use a hydrogel. This new method will simplify the process for patients while undergoing treatment. The hydrogel protects the prostate during treatment by acting as a spacer by pushing away the rectum from the prostate. In doing so, physicians are able…

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Video: A Child Explaining Cancer to Other Children

Hear children share common questions about cancer Many times children are not comfortable speaking about cancer more so when one of their parents has cancer. Who better than a child to explain and address those feelings? The video explains what a cancer diagnosis entails including the side effects associated with cancer treatment. Also, the video…

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Six Tips on Talking to Children about a Parent’s Cancer

Talking about cancer can be difficult for both children and parents. Many children do not want to share their feelings or feel scared to ask questions about the diagnosis. Meanwhile, parents might not know how to talk to their children about their diagnosis, treatment or recurrence. Our social worker, Katie Anderson, has provided tips on…

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MD Anderson Support Groups and Resources for Children

MD Anderson Cancer Center has many support groups and resources available year-round for children and their families. Support groups allow patients and family members to discuss their feelings, concerns, and experiences in a caring atmosphere. Most importantly, support groups can reduce isolation, anxiety, and stress. They can also improve mood, self-image and the ability to cope. Our highly…

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Did Cancer Treatment Affect Your Weight?

Due to treatment side effects, changes in diet and lack of activity, many patients gain or lose weight during treatment. At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, our clinical dietitian is available to discuss and create a personalized plan for you to ensure you are getting the food and nutrients you need. Below are general…

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